Participate In Our First Ever Boba Bracket!

Boba Bracket 2019

March is in full swing. The month of the big tournament, scrappy underdogs facing off against major powerhouses, thrilling buzzer beaters, and cheering loudly for your favorites. That’s right, we’re talking about the inaugural Boba Bracket featuring thirty two South Bay boba shops—a rather delicious mix of mostly local legends, a few national and international chains, and some fresh faces.

The best part? The ultimate winner of this head-to-head competition will be decided by the people aka all you boba fanatics out there! Voting begins March 21 and runs through early April, when we crown the first ever champion. And yes, there will be a trophy.

How To Participate: 

Voting will take place exclusively at @yelpsiliconvalley via stories. Follow now for up-to-date information, share with your friends, and be ready to rock the vote when the time comes. Most importantly, please remember the goal of the Boba Bracket is to highlight great businesses and have as much fun as possible doing so.


The above bracket features only boba shops with a presence in the South Bay—either locally owned or chains with at least one location in the area. We identified businesses in the ‘Boba’ category on Yelp, then assembled the field according to a combination of reviews, social media presence, and conversations with local foodies.

A lot of really good shops just barely missed the cut, which is a testament to how #bobablessed we are in the Bay! Is a favorite of yours missing from the bracket? Who do you think will emerge victorious? Are you excited to get your vote on? Let us know using the hashtags #BobaBracket and #YelpSiliconValley. 

On that note, who else is craving boba now?